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Your favourite recipes from Nigella Lawson’s Cook, Eat, Repeat TV series

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 9 November 2020

Nigella returns to our screens this autumn with a new BBC series to accompany her latest cookbook, Cook, Eat, Repeat. If you're watching the show and there's a cake you simply have to bake, a stew that's calling your name, or any other irresistible recipe from the series you want to try, get your hands on a copy of the book for the full set of TV recipes, or take a look at this selection of our favourites from the show.

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Nigella Lawson

Episode 1

Nigella Lawson BBC2 Cook Eat Repeat Lamb Noodles

Wide Noodles with Lamb Shank in Aromatic Broth

Rich, aromatic and the kind of dish to solicit a sigh of relief at the end of a busy day, Nigella's dish of noodles with lamb shank is soul in a bowl.

Love this recipe? Get your copy of Cook, Eat, Repeat, in which you'll find many more hearty and soothing Nigella classics, plus the full set of recipes from the TV series.

Nigella Lawson BBC2 Cook Eat Repeat Fish Finger Bhorta

Fish Finger Bhorta

Transform a freezer food favourite with Nigella's take on a fish finger bhorta, a dish of crisp fish finger pieces and spinach tossed through a chilli, ginger, garlic and mustard paste and topped with pickled onions. 

Find more ingenious recipes in Cook, Eat, Repeat, plus the full set of TV recipes. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson BBC2 Cook Eat Repeat Chocolate Pudding

Warm Chocolate Tahini and Banana Pudding

Featuring the holy trinity that is chocolate, tahini and banana, Nigella's delightful pudding is the kind of dessert that makes you thankful for cold winter weekends when only a gooey, warming pud will do.

Love Nigella's puddings and bakes? You'll find plenty more of them in Cook, Eat, Repeat. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat | Fear Free Fish Stew

Fear-free Fish Stew 

Nigella's easy-to-follow fish stew will challenge your preconceptions and satisfy your cravings for a taste of the sea. Don't forget the hunks of crusty bread for mopping up the deeply flavourful sauce.

Cook, Eat, Repeat is brimming with ideas for fuss-free favourites you'll return to again and again.Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat | Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Nigella's fried chicken sandwich promises crisp-coated and succulent chicken piled into a bun full of all of the necessary accompaniments.

Find more of Nigella's irresistible recipes in Cook, Eat, Repeat. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson No-churn Ice Cream Cherries | BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat

No-churn Cheesecake Ice Cream and Cherries Jubilee

Nigella's no-churn cheesecake ice cream requires little more effort than whisking the igredients together and leaving the freezer to do the hard work. Don't skip the sweet, boozy retro classic topping of Cherries Jubliee.

Find more clever shortcuts to your favourite dishes in Cook, Eat, Repeat. Get your copy here.

Episode 3

Nigella Lawson Peanut Butter Cake Cook Eat Repeat BBC2

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Four layers of dense chocolate cake sandwiched and iced with sweet and salty peanut butter icing make this a cake that requires no further introdcution.

If you love Nigella's failsafe bakes, there are plenty more to discover in Cook, Eat, Repeat. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson Bulgur Roasted Vegetables Cook Eat Repeat BBC2

Spiced Bulgur Wheat with Roast Vegetables

Hearty, layered with spice and suitable for your vegan friends too, Nigella's bulgur wheat with roasted vegetables is a true crowd-pleaser.

Looking for more meat-free recipe ideas? Head to the index of Cook, Eat, Repeat and you'll find a handy colour-coded systme to help you identify all of the suitable recipes. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson Burnt Basque Cheesecake Cook Eat Repeat

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Nigella's recipe for this highly grammable dessert will guide you confidently through mastering every element of what makes this Basque cheesecake so irresistible, from the burnished crust to the creamy centre with just the right amount of jiggle.

Is Nigella the author you turn to again and again when you're looking for dessert inspiration? You'll be pleased to hear Cook, Eat, Repeat is packed with many more delectable recipes. Get your copy here.

Episode 4

Nigella Lawson Anchovy Sfeak Cook, Eat Repeat

Steak with Anchovy Elixir

Bringing together an umami rich anchovy sauce with tender seared steak, this simple dish is all about simple ingredients that pack a flavour and texture punch.

Get your copy of Cook, Eat, Repeat here for more of Nigella's ingenious flavour combinations.

Nigella Lawson Anchovy Spaghetti Cook, Eat Repeat

Spaghetti with Chard, Chilli, and Anchovies

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's to have a well-stocked cuoboard and a good repertoire of recipes for what to do with its contents. Enter Nigella's chilli and anchovy spaghetti – a store cupboard saviour par excellence.

If you've been turning to Nigella's pasta recipes since, well, forever, you'll find a fresh set to inspire in Cook, Eat, Repeat. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson Lemon Elderflower Pudding Cook, Eat, Repeat

Nigella Lawson's Warm Lemon and Elderflower Pudding

The dynamic duo that is lemon and elderflower finds its most delicious expression in this warming pud, best served with an extra large dollop of double cream.

Is Nigella the author you turn to again and again when you're looking for dessert inspiration? You'll be pleased to hear Cook, Eat, Repeat is packed with many more delectable recipes. Get your copy here.

Episode 5

Nigella Lawson Black Pudding Meatballs Cook Eat Repeat BBC2

Black Pudding Meatballs

Once again displaying her knack for ingenious flavour combinations, Nigella combines beef mince with crumbled black pudding to create these deeply flavoursome meatballs. These are particularly good served alongside Nigella's Brown Butter Colcannon (below).

Love Nigella's unique twists on classic dishes? Order your copy of Cook, Eat, Repeat here for more recipe inspiration. 

Nigella Lawson Brown Butter Colcannon Mash BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat

Brown Butter Colcannon Mash

Nigella's take on the traditional Irish dish of colcannon is infused with the sweet, nutty flavour of brown butter, which transforms this already comforting dish into a truly indulgent treat. Serve it with crispy bacon, or with the Black Pudding Meatballs above. 

If you frequently turn to Nigella's books when in need of comfort, you'll be pleased to know that her new book, Cook, Eat, Repeat, is packed with soul-soothing comfort food recipes. Click here to order your copy. 

Nigella Lawson Pappardelle with Cavolo Nero and 'Nduja BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat

Pappardelle with Cavolo Nero and 'Nduja

'Nduja, the fiery Italian sausage paste, is the star of this unfussy but utterly delicious weeknight dish – though if you are not a meat-eater Nigella suggests using harissa in its stead. Either way, this glorious pile of pasta and greens will bring a whole lot of joy to those chilly winter evenings. 

Looking for more fuss-free midweek dinner inspiration? Click here to order your copy of Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat.

Episode 6

Mine-All-Mine Sweet and Salty Chocolate Cookies

This quick and clever recipe allows you to whip up two large cookies in a matter of moments, using nothing more complicated than a bowl and a spoon – ideal for assuaging those late-night snack cravings! The cookies themselves are intensely chocolatey, and sprinkled with flaked sea salt. 

You'll plenty more to satisfy your sweet tooth in Nigella's latest book, Cook, Eat, Repeat. Click here to order your copy now. 

Chicken in a Pot with Lemon and Orzo

She might be a passionate advocate of the good old fashioned roast chicken, but neither does Nigella shy away from re-inventing her favourite dish over and over. This version combines a whole chicken with orzo, lemon, and herbs to create a soothing and flavoursome dish, perfect for a relaxed Sunday lunch.

Like every Nigella book, Cook, Eat, Repeat contains some truly excellent chicken recipes. Click here to order a copy of the book now. 

Rice Pudding Cake

Nigella describes this as “an Italian torta di riso, refracted through the prism of someone who loves a bowl of very British rice pudding”. It's made with arborio rice, butter, and full-fat milk, and gently flavoured with lemon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Nigella recommends serving this with raspberry jam sauce or rhubarb compote. 

Cook, Eat, Repeat is packed with stylish but comforting desesrts and sweet treats, making it the perfect cookbook to peruse on dark evenings. Click here to order your copy now. 

Christmas Special

Nigella Lawson Norwegian Pork Ribs Christmas BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat

Norwegian Pork Ribs

Nigella's succulent pork belly ribs have it all: tender meat, crisp crackling and aromatic Scandi-inspired flavours. Join her in making these the centrepiece of your Christmas Eve feast.

Cook, Eat, Repeat boasts a whole chapter of fresh ideas for a festive feast. Get your copy here

Nigella Lawson Vegan Gingerbread Christmas Cook, Eat, Repeat

Luscious Vegan Gingerbread

Dark, sticky and richly spiced, Nigella's gingerbread makes for a brilliant edible gift for vegan friends or a sumptous alternative to Christmas pudding on the big day.

Cook, Eat, Repeat boasts a whole chapter of fresh ideas for a festive feast. Get your copy here.

Nigella Lawson Linzer Cookies Christmas BBC2 Cook, Eat, Repeat

Linzer Cookies

Think jammy dodger, but make it festive and fancy with the lightest biscuits, laced with hazelnut and finished with Christmassy cut outs and a snow-like dusting of icing sugar. Divine.

Cook, Eat, Repeat boasts a whole chapter of fresh ideas for a festive feast. Get your copy here.


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